Dear doctors Look, I understand that you are angry about the proposed changes to Regulation 8 of the Medical Schemes Act. If I was in your position I would also be angry at what I perceive as a threat to my business (and my lifestyle). However… While I support your assertion that healthcare practitioners should be compensated… Continue reading Dear Doctors
Oh goody! It’s opening night and the show is about to start. In case you haven’t heard, The DoH has gone ahead and announced proposed changes to the Regulations to the Medical Schemes Act. By far the most controversial aspect is the proposed changes to Regulation 8… As I have said previously, this is going to create… Continue reading Ignition in 3, 2, 1…
Personal finance reports that the DoH is seriously considering changing Regulation 8 (PMBs must be paid at cost). This is apparently in an attempt to avoid ending up in court opposite some schemes (Genesis and Samwumed) who are seriously considering mounting a legal challenge to Regulation 8. Remember that the BHF didn’t lose their case per… Continue reading Living dangerously
According to Personal Finance, the C4MS published something recently about the true costs of PMBs. (If you have a copy of the CMS document or a link to it please post it in the comments or send it to our mailbag)
Dear Aaron I have been meaning to write you for quite a while but things happened, as they tend to do. We never talk anymore! Anyways, I saw you on the Business Briefing on SABC2 a while ago and wanted to have a little chat about that and some other issues, on behalf of the… Continue reading Dear Aaron
Can I share a little about my faith with you?
The best thing about banging your head against a brick wall is that it feels so good when your stop.
Sometimes you have to read an article very carefully to make proper sense of it. Even then you can still be left to wonder about certain things. Take for example the Business Report article “Profmed members pawns in payment battle with council” which only showed up on my radar thanks to the BHF news blog.
A fair number of posts on this blog deal with the contents of C4MS circulars, press releases and news articles published on the interwebs. Wouldn’t it be great if each reference was accompanied by a simple numeric rating that summarised the contents? The crack team of scientists at CxMS HQ was given the task to… Continue reading It’s all crap
The Board of Healthcare Blunders has responded to the media reports that the C4MS wants to deregister a scheme for not complying with Regulation 8. I’m not sure what they are trying to accomplish with this press release. Maybe they felt that it was time to be seen to do something again. It starts with… Continue reading Fat lot of good it will do